aeroplane

EnglishEdit

An aeroplane (Airbus A330)

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PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key): /ˈeə.ɹə.pleɪn/

EtymologyEdit

From French aéroplane, from Ancient Greek ἀερόπλανος ‎(aeróplanos, wandering in air), from ἀήρ ‎(aḗr, air) + πλάνος ‎(plános, wandering).

NounEdit

aeroplane ‎(plural aeroplanes)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Britain) A powered heavier-than-air aircraft with fixed wings.
  2. (aeronautics, archaic) An airfoil.

Usage notesEdit

  • This spelling was also formerly used in Canada and the US, but those regions now use airplane.

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